Social Worker Job In Rolla, Missouri
Social Worker (MSW)
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Rolla, Missouri 65401 Type of Facility: Hospital
The Social Worker, a member of the multidisciplinary team, is responsible to the Nurse Manager for providing
social service activity as it relates to the health care needs of patients and their families, and other duties as
assigned. The Social Worker assesses, understands, and helps provides services to meet patient/family
psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, and economic needs in relation to the impact of illness. Responsible for the
Hospice Bereavement and Volunteer programs.
Department Specific Skills
Demonstrate the ability to assess end of life issues and develop an appropriate plan of care.
Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationship with the patient or caregiver to
strengthen coping skills.
Demonstrate the ability to provide effective counseling that allows patient or family to cope with illness, death
For Hospice: Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with 1 year experience; or Bachelors degree in social
work (BSW), psychology, sociology, or other related field AND one year expeience AND supervised by MSW;
or Bachelor's in social work AND employed by the hospice agency before December 2, 2008. For Home
Health: Bachelor or Master of Social Work degree from a school accredited or approved by the Council on
Social Work Education. For the home health program, a BSW is considered a Social Work Assistant and
functions under the supervision of the MSW.
Minimum Work Experience
Clinical experience in multidisciplinary settings
Two (2) years supervised experience in health or related field is desired. Home care and hospice experience
preferred. Basic computer skills preferred.
Certifications / Licenses
A valid Driver's license is required.
Licensed, license eligible in the state of Missouri, or actively pursuing MSW degree and license eligibility.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately, deal efficiently with a wide variety of
individuals, work independently and prioritize activities.
Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals
Ability to maintain confidentiality is crucial.
Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
Assesses the social, emotional, spiritual, financial, legal and mental factors impacting the patient/family
system and the capacity and potential to cope with the illness. Develops and implements current patient care
plans, ensuring that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurate and clearly stated and reflect changes
as they occur.
Assists patients, family, and staff in utilizing and optimizing community resources.
Coordinates hospice bereavement and assists with volunteer services.
Demonstrates ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Educates staff and community on psychosocial issues
Evaluates patient’s insurance coverage and acts as liaison between patient and payer as needed.
Exhibits a high level of patience and practices good listening skills.
Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with various levels of hospital staff.
Involves patient/family in discharge planning.
Maintains productivity standards by performing duties in an efficient and effective manner.Attends required inservices.
Must be customer service oriented and maintain a positive attitude.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and facilitates discussion of issues relating to the psychosocial
component of health care needs.
Provides safe, competent, age-appropriate care. Completes documentation within established time frames.
Reports all accidents or unusual symptoms of patients to the Nurse Manager.
Strong telephone and interpersonal communication skills.
Mental / Physical Requirement
Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to travel to and navigate around, worksites which may or may not meet ADA requirements.
Drive: 2-4 hrs. per day
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Handles multiple priorities.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages anger/fear/hostility.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
Must be able to maneuver around architectural barriers and obstructions in patient's home.
Must be able to tolerate temperature changes, smoke, fumes, dust and pets found in patient's home
Occupational Hazards - exposure to hazards found in the home: Safety checks are to be conducted to reduce
exposure to safety hazards to both him/her and patient. Pets and second hand smoke presenting a hazard
may be encountered.
Sit: 2-4 hrs. per day
Stand/Walk: 2-4 hrs. per day
Age of patient population served: All ages
Body Fluid Exposure: Yes.
External Contacts: Community agencies and advocates.
External Contacts: Patients.
External Contacts: Providers.
External Contacts: Regulatory agencies.
External Contacts: Vendors.
Internal Contacts: Patients.
Internal Contacts: Providers (i.e. physicians).
Internal Contacts: Staff (i.e. clinical and admin support staff).
Internal Contacts: Volunteers.
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